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Baby gator found in home office in Osprey

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 09:37:00-04

OSPREY, Fla. -- A man in Sarasota County greeted a strange visitor at his home on Monday.

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says the resident found a baby alligator in his office.

SCSO says the alligator is less than three feet long.

Animal services released the critter into a nearby lake.

Nobody knows how the gator got inside the home or how long he had been there.